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Non-Executive Director: Finance

Wales Golf

Wales Golf is the national governing body for golf in Wales responsible for promoting and developing the sport in Wales with specific emphasis on the amateur game.

8 Jun 2022
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

About Wales Golf

Wales Golf is the national governing body for golf in Wales responsible for promoting and developing the sport in Wales with specific emphasis on the amateur game. Golf is one of the most widely played sports in Wales with approximately 100,000 participants of whom over 50,000 are members of clubs affiliated to Wales Golf.

Through its development team Wales Golf provides practical help and advice to affiliated clubs and runs numerous initiatives to help introduce juniors and adults to the sport. It runs high-performance programmes for upcoming and elite players, selects all national teams, manages a wide range of championships for club players up to elite level amateurs and is responsible for the administration of the golf handicapping system in Wales.

Position summary

Responsible to the Chairman and the Board the successful candidate will use their experience and knowledge to advise the Board on general financial and accounting matters, have oversight of and assist in the preparation of financial reports and forecasts, and ensure appropriate financial management processes and controls are in place.

As a Non-Executive Director, the successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing development of Wales Golf’s strategy, help oversee the successful delivery of its strategy and promote the highest standards of governance across the organisation.

Key responsibilities


  • Advise the Board on general financial and accounting matters.
  • Prepare an annual budget for Board approval, review performance against the budget (quarterly), set financial forecasts, and formally report to the Board on these matters.
  • Oversee and assist in the production of the annual report and accounts and guide the Board on the appointment of auditors.
  • Make recommendations to the Board on the level at which to set Wales Golf’s annual subscriptions from affiliated clubs.
  • Be a member of the remuneration committee and contribute to the annual review of staff salaries.
  • To work with Wales Golf staff to ensure that the Company’s financial management processes and internal controls are appropriate.
  • Assist budget holders as necessary to manage their budget areas and produce updated out-turn forecasts
  • Act as an account signatory.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders including Sport Wales and other funding partners on financial matters relating to Wales Golf if required.

Leadership and strategic development

  • Participate in the development of Wales Golf’s purpose, culture and values and the establishment of its strategic objectives.
  • Oversight of the performance of the Company against its strategic objectives.
  • Contribute to a constructive relationship between the Board and the executive team.
  • Contribute to an environment which encourages open discussion and constructive challenge.

Governance and financial stewardship

  • Ensure best practice standards of corporate governance consistent with the Board’s fiduciary and statutory responsibilities.
  • Ensure that the Company maintains a sound system of internal controls and risk management. Contribute to an annual evaluation of the performance of the Board.
  • Ensure that the company maintains an appropriate financial position and approve the annual financial plan and monitor performance against it, updating as necessary.

To Apply

Please download and complete the application form( Finance Application Form), provide a full CV, and complete and return the equal opportunities monitoring form to Sian Simmons at Wales Golf by clicking 'Apply Now'.

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